Final 2013 NCBWA Division I Poll

DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continued its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 16th year with its 2013 weekly surveys. This season’s polls have been circulated from Feb. 18-June 26 following the 67th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., as UCLA captured its first NCAA baseball title.

This is the final poll of the 2013 season, and champ UCLA topped Southeastern Conference power Mississippi State 2-0 in games on June 24-25 to win its NCAA-record 109th men’s or women’s team championship. MSU was vying for its inaugural NCAA crown. The Bruins also became the first non-SEC or Atlantic Coast Conference member to hold down the No. 1 position in ’13 compilations.

Arkansas (preseason), North Carolina (next 10 surveys), Vanderbilt (April 29-May 20), and LSU (May 27-June 4) were No. 1 during 2013. UNC was the No. 1 seed in NCAA pairings and tied for third in the College World Series with Oregon State.

The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. The final poll has representation by 12 different conferences among the 298 baseball-playing schools in the 2013 NCAA Division I ranks, and 18 circuits were ranked in at least one NCBWA Top 30/35.

The preseason 2014 NCBWA DI Top 35 poll will be released in January 2014 after the pre-’14 NCBWA All-America team is denoted in December 2013.

Rank School Conference Overall Record Previous Rank

1 UCLA Pac-12 49-17 11

2 Mississippi State Southeastern 51-20 9

3 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 59-12 4

4 Oregon State Pac-12 52-13 5

5 NC State ACC 50-16 8

6 LSU SEC 57-11 1

7 Indiana Big Ten 49-16 12

8 Louisville Big East 51-14 13

9 Vanderbilt SEC 54-12 2

10 Cal State Fullerton Big West 51-10 3

11 Virginia ACC 50-12 6

12 Florida State ACC 47-17 10

13 South Carolina SEC 43-20 16

14 Kansas State Big 12 45-19 14

15 Rice Conference USA 44-20 15

16 Oklahoma Big 12 43-21 19

17 Oregon Pac-12 48-16 7

18 Arkansas SEC 39-22 17

19 Oklahoma State Big 12 41-19 18

20 Arizona State Pac-12 37-22-1 20

21 Virginia Tech ACC 40-22 26

22 Florida Atlantic Sun Belt 42-22 24

23 Austin Peay Ohio Valley 47-15 25

24 Cal Poly Big West 40-19 21

25 Central Arkansas Southland 42-22 27

26 Ole Miss SEC 38-24 22

27 Georgia Tech ACC 37-27 29

28 Campbell Big South 49-10 23

29 Clemson ACC 40-22 24

30 South Alabama SBC 43-20 30

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (34-21), Bryant (45-18-1), Coastal Carolina (37-23), Elon (34-30), Illinois (35-20), Illinois State (39-19), Kentucky (30-25), Liberty (36-29), Louisiana-Lafayette (43-20), Mercer (43-18), New Mexico (37-22), Notre Dame (34-24), Sam Houston State (38-22), San Diego (37-25), Seton Hall (37-19), Saint Louis (41-21), Texas A&M (34-29), Troy (42-20), UC Irvine (33-22), UC Santa Barbara (35-25), William & Mary (39-24).

Dropped Out: None.

By Conference: ACC 7, SEC 6, Pac-12 4, Big 12 3, Big West 2, SBC 2, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, C-USA 1, OVC 1, SLC 1.